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Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

EDF Energy has started removing the used fuel from the core of Hunterston B's Reactor 3, an advanced gas-cooled reactor that shut down in November 2021. Defuelling is the first stage of the nuclear decommissioning process.

Corporate 19 May 2022


Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has started reviewing Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel disposal facility after concluding the company has provided sufficient material.

Waste & Recycling 18 May 2022


Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

The IVG.1M research reactor in Kurchatov, Kazakhstan, has been restarted following the completion of a project to convert it from using highly enriched uranium fuel to low-enriched uranium fuel, the country's National Nuclear Centre announced.

Uranium & Fuel 11 May 2022


Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

The final cask of used fuel has been transferred from the reactor buildings at Lithuania's shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant to an on-site interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2022


Production of Ikata used fuel casks under way

Production of Ikata used fuel casks under way

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said it recently started manufacturing casks for the transport and storage of used nuclear fuel for Shikoku Electric Power Company. The utility will use them at an interim dry storage facility at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture.

Waste & Recycling 14 April 2022


Framatome and Westinghouse to supply fuel to Temelín

Framatome and Westinghouse to supply fuel to Temelín

Westinghouse of the USA and Framatome of France have been awarded a long-term contract by Czech utility ČEZ for the supply of nuclear fuel assemblies to the Temelín nuclear power plant.

Uranium & Fuel 13 April 2022


Tennessee site selected for advanced reactor fuel facility

Tennessee site selected for advanced reactor fuel facility

UPDATED: A site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has been selected as the site for the USA's first commercial high-assay low-enriched uranium-based fuel fabrication facility. Construction of the TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility, or TF3, is to begin this year, with commissioning and start-up as soon as 2025. The company has submitted a licence application to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Uranium & Fuel 06 April 2022


Fuel loading completed at Hongyanhe 6

Fuel loading completed at Hongyanhe 6

The process of loading the 157 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 6 of the Hongyanhe plant in Liaoning province has been completed, China General Nuclear announced. The unit - the second of two ACPR-1000 reactors built as Phase II of the plant - is scheduled to begin operations later this year.

New Nuclear 28 March 2022


INB contracted to supply Angra fuel reloads

INB contracted to supply Angra fuel reloads

Brazilian utility Eletronuclear has awarded front-end fuel cycle company Industrias Nucleares do Brasil a contract to supply fuel assemblies to units 1 and 2 of the Angra nuclear power plant.

Uranium & Fuel 15 March 2022


Certainty of demand key to HALEU supply, says Orano

Certainty of demand key to HALEU supply, says Orano

Ensuring a steady demand for high-assay low-enriched uranium is one of the two main challenges to achieving sustainable production of the material, Orano has said in response to a US Department of Energy request for information.

Uranium & Fuel 15 March 2022